Transhipments drive a 2.8% rise in Hong Kong airfreight volumes during October

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 451,000 tonnes in October, a 2.8% rise over the same month in 2017.
HKIA reported a 7% year-on-year rise in transhipments, which continued to be the main driver for cargo growth. Among key trading regions, traffic to and from North America and Southeast Asia posted the most significant increases for the month.
Over the first 10 months of the year, HKIA handled 4.2m tonnes of cargo and airmail, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.6%. 
On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 5.1 m tonnes of cargo a rise of 3.3% and 2.2% over the same period last year.
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